Chapter Events

We have many opportunities for members, students, and guests to hear about emerging trends in the industry, engage in learning activities and discussions, and network with peers throughout the year.


The monthly meeting location is Rothchild's Catering and Conference Center, located at 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Networking and lunch begin at 11:30, and the presentation starts promptly at noon.

Click on an event title for more details and to register.

Upcoming events

    • 06/15/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rothchild Catering & Conference Center; 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville

    Emotional Intelligence - Our Heart Sets Us Apart!

    Presented By: Mrs. LeeAnn Foster

    Head Coach, Team Foster HR Strategy, LLC

    Networking and lunch: 11:30am

    Program:  12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Only performing well will not lead to maximizing potential. Leaders must 'Behave Well', also.

    LeeAnn, of Team Foster HR Strategy, is a certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner. She will share with us how improving Emotional Intelligence is the 'special sauce' to maximizing potential as a leader. Our Heart Sets Us Apart!


    Team Foster HR Strategy provides comprehensive human resources consulting services for small to mid-size organizations. Prior to founding Team Foster HR Strategy, LeeAnn Bailes Foster was Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer for WS Packaging Inc, where she was responsible for Human Resources, Training, & ESH compliance for this national corporation with 21 locations and over 2,100 employees. She also spent over 22 years serving as Vice President of Human Resources for Edfinancial Services where she oversaw employee benefits, employee relations, payroll, recruitment and retention for this $2 billion national student loan service provider.  

    A former teacher and coach, LeeAnn received her bachelor’s degree in education and her master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. LeeAnn is a graduate of Leadership Knoxville’s Class of 2009. In 2012, she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Haslam to the State Board of Appeals, which is the final step in the appeals process for disciplined or terminated state employees. LeeAnn is the former vice chairperson of Community Health Alliance and chairperson emeritus of Healthcare 21. 

    With 30 years of industry experience, LeeAnn excels at relationship management, conflict resolution and employee engagement. Team Foster HR Strategy embodies LeeAnn’s business philosophy of Compliance with Compassion. A devoted wife and mother, LeeAnn has been a competitive tennis player with an advanced USTA ranking, having won multiple state championships in Tennessee and Georgia. In fact, she’s a past president of the Greater Knoxville Tennis Association. Currently she is learning and loving Pickleball!  She has run 4 half marathons and 1 full marathon and loves to swim.  She currently serves on the Rental Advisory Committee for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, FL and on the Board of Directors for Volunteer East Tennessee.  LeeAnn is an active member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, where she is a commissioned and active Stephen Minister, a member of the Staff Parish Committee and a Welcome Greeter.


    Networking and lunch will be available starting at 11:30am, and the program begins promptly at 12:00pm. Let us know of any dietary restrictions upon check-in at the registration desk.


    Cancellation requests/refunds will be honored within 48 hours notice if paid in advance. Payment will be due for no-shows.


    Rothchild's | 8807 Kingston Pike | Knoxville, TN

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